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Old 08-26-2010, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Husky Rancher 455 chainsaw rebuild?

I have a Husqvarna Rancher 455, Wont run.

Its only got about 60PSI on my compression gauge, whats the stock numbers on one of these saws, I assume about 140.

Anyone ever rebuilt one before? it seems like a pain in the ass to pull the head off....
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With that saw it's probably not worth the money to rebuild if you've wasted the cylinder and piston. Check out arboristsite for all the information you could ever want. Just know going in that is a "homeowner saw", not a "pro" model and you may get rediculed if you start asking a lot of novice type questions or act like hot shit. It's very similar to how this site used to be in fact, except more of the people there actually do things other than surf the internet.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Before you get too hasty, how does the cylinder look? Pull off the muffler, remove the spark, and shine a light down through the top of the cylinder. If you have access to a small sized bore scope, you can get away with just removing the spark plug. If the cylinder has a mild case of galling, clean it out with something like scotch brite and kerosene. Then make sure the bore is good and clean and not out of spec. It may take a mild honing, but if it's clean and in decent shape, you got very lucky, and all you'll need is a piston and ring. If the cylinder is clean, and all you would really need is a new ring, some very mild honing to break up the glazing, and some gaskets.

Here are some of the parts you *might* be looking at.
49 MM OEM(Husqvarna) Piston and cylinder for a 460 Rancher... bolt on big bore kit, basically.
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...2+05+01&catID=

Gasket set:
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...1+26+01&catID=

OEM piston for a 455(47MM).
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...02&catID=10977

Piston Ring (47MM)
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...8+90+29&catID=

Piston Ring Compressor:
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=10429

Cylinder Hone
http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdet...C+48&catID=100

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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should have bought a Stihl.....









































youll hear that alot over on AS
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I do lawn and garden equipment for
a living and I see this a lot.

Figger the price of the saw new divided in 1/2.
Add up part's cost toss in a little for labor.
If you reach that number go buy a new saw.

You might be surprised what some part's cost.
A needle and seat kit for a Honda push mower runs $22.00.
A complete rtr carb.'s only $19.00.
Did a trimmer this week new carb. at $138.00.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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check ebay for parts and also Bailey's online....

also consider ditching it and buying a used pro saw

Husky 346xp
Dolmar 5100s or 5105

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Last I heard Jonsered and Husky were made in the same factory. I have bought alot of stuff for my saws from Baileys, including their bigbore kits.
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Looks like the ring is collapsed, piston looks good, just a little blow-by and carbon, should clean right up. the cylinder is a little scored, but nothing that will stop it from running after a new ring.

that thing was a pain in the ass to get apart.
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